July 10, 2020

CGF suspends the accreditation of two Indian athletes


The Commonwealth Games Federation, the organiser of the Commonwealth Games, has suspended the accreditation of two Indian athletes –A V Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi- as the organisation has found that the athletes have failed to comply with the No-Needle Policy adopted by the organisation to make the games one of the most safest events the world have ever witnessed.

The CGF, while delivering the official statement which has officially announced the cancellation of the accreditation of Indian athletes, has criticised the Indian team officials using tough words, and asserted that the Indian officials would receive a letter of strong reprimand.

In the statement, the CGF has indirectly warned the Indian team that if their team fails to comply with the CGF’s ambitious policy in the future, it would more serious consequences.

The suspended athletes have been removed from the Game village immediately after the CGF’s official announcement.

Notably, the Indian officials have not yet responded in the issue. At this moment, it is not clear whether the Indian team have anything to say to defend its athletes who are being subjected to a humiliating exit.

One of the suspended athletes, Irfan has already participated in his event –the men’s 20km walk. The other one would have participated in the men’s triple jump which is scheduled to take place on April 14, had he not faced the suspension.



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